Roots Music http://wemu.org en Hear Aboriginal Country Singer, Roger Knox on The Roots Music Project (2/16) http://wemu.org/post/hear-aboriginal-country-singer-roger-knox-roots-music-project-216 <p>Strange as it may seem, Black Aboriginal Australians have adapted American style Country music as a vehicle for telling their own unique stories.&nbsp; Roger Knox aka: The King of Koori Country or The Black Elvis, is one of the leading practitioners of this style and has just released a brand new album, <em>Stranger In My Land (Bloodshot).&nbsp; </em></p><p>For this release Knox is backed up by the rotating cast of musicians led by producer Jon Langford (The Mekons), known as <a href="http://www.bloodshotrecords.com/artist/pine-valley-cosmonauts">The Pine Valley Cosmonauts</a>.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:09:02 +0000 Jeremy Baldwin 25602 at http://wemu.org Hear Aboriginal Country Singer, Roger Knox on The Roots Music Project (2/16) Menahan Street Band back on top of "Sweet 16" http://wemu.org/post/menahan-street-band-back-top-sweet-16 <p> With their snaky rhythms, spooky harmonies and catchy licks, Brooklyn’s Menahan Street Band once again takes the top spot on WEMU’s “Sweet 16” for “The Crossing”.&nbsp; All of the time spent backing up R&amp;B and soul sensation Charles Bradley has sparked a giant leap of creativity and risk-taking in this leading soul/jazz/funk band.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:54:01 +0000 Linda Yohn 24617 at http://wemu.org Menahan Street Band back on top of "Sweet 16" Organist Chester "CT" Thompson Tops Sweet 16 http://wemu.org/post/organist-chester-ct-thompson-tops-sweet-16 <p>While many media outlets are putting 2012 "to bed" for the next month, WEMU hosts continue to discover exciting new music to keep you grooving in 2013.&nbsp; One of our recent discoveries is "Mixology" by veteran jazz organist Chester "CT" Thompson. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:14:58 +0000 Linda Yohn 23058 at http://wemu.org Organist Chester "CT" Thompson Tops Sweet 16 SHEMEKIA COPELAND ROCKS HER WAY BACK UP TO THE TOP OF WEMU'S "SWEET 16"! http://wemu.org/post/shemekia-copeland-rocks-her-way-back-top-wemus-sweet-16 <p>In anticipation of her appearance at The Ark on October 11th, WEMU hosts featured the outstanding new CD "33 1/3" by the new "Queen of the Blues", Shemekia Copeland.&nbsp;&nbsp; Ms. Copeland actually comes from blues royalty&nbsp; --&nbsp; her father is the legendary blues guitarist and composer, Johnny Clyde Copeland.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 19:58:54 +0000 Linda Yohn 20613 at http://wemu.org SHEMEKIA COPELAND ROCKS HER WAY BACK UP TO THE TOP OF WEMU'S "SWEET 16"!